New Collections at Paris Deco Off 2016

Jim Thompson Bonsai of the Vanities collections at Paris Deco Off

It’s wonderful that more and more companies are choosing to do pop ups in the city during the shows but it also makes seeing all the new collections at Paris Deco Off a bit challenging, especially this year as I was busy at the pop up as well. One stop I always make time for is Jim Thompson.

Bonfire of the Vanities Jim Thompson collectionThe latest collection, cleverly titled Bonsai of the Vanities, is inspired by the archives and the private collection of the Royal Palace. Creative Director Ou Baholoyodhin does such a beautiful job art directing the room sets, I thought I’d share his vision for the collection.

Jim Thompson Bonsai of the Vanities collections at Paris Deco Off

One of the signature fabrics in the collection, Broderique is a modern interpretation of an 18th Century Chinese embroidery, executed in exuberant contemporary colorways on linen, top. Also available as a wallpaper, it is shown above in one of the four colorways. On the ceiling is Cedros, also seen on the walls at top, a pattern depicting one of the most treasured Bonsai trees. Available both as wallpaper as above and as a sumptuous silk, below, it is elegant and modern.

Jim Thompson Cedros silkBelow you can see how many of the beautiful fabrics in this collection coordinate to work together (please excuse the thumb – not mine).

Jim Thompson collections at Paris Deco OffRichard Smith often creates his No.9 Collections for Jim Thompson based on drawing and painting, lending them a fresh and artisanal feel. For his Pageant collection, the most dramatic pattern is Chinese Panel. Based on hand painted Chinese wallpaper, it is a watercolor-like impressionistic portrait. The panels are enormous – over 11 feet high, offering great flexibility to use with or without the trellis border.

Jim Thompson No.9 Chinese Panel

Marigold, inspired by traditional Indian block prints, Orbit, a modern version of crewel work of embroidered interlocking hexagons and Riva, a 30’s inspired trellis woven in chenille are examples of the variety of pattern and texture in No.9.

Jim Thompson No.9 fabrics for spring 2016

The renewed interest in the reverse side of fabrics was seen at No.9 with Flipside. As Smith explained, “As beautifully drawn as the original pattern is, wth all the detail of the traditional tree of life delicately depicted with the finest jacquard work, the “reverse” is spectacularly modern and exciting.”

Jim Thompson No.9 Flipside

Another emphasis in the collections at Paris Deco Off was trim. And both Jim Thompson, with Precious Metals and Naga Trim (below), and No.9 with Bands of Colour, presented new collections.

Jim Thompson Naga Trim collectionHolland & Sherry presented their beautiful new Adorned Trim Collection designed by Nicolas Chambeyron.

Holland & Sherry Adorn trim collections at Paris Deco Off

With incredible couture details, these are exquisite examples of where fashion meets decor.

Holland & Sherry Adorned trim collection

Holland & Sherry Adorned trim collection

Also in the Holland & Sherry showroom, Fortuny showed their new collection, the highlight of which, for me, was their luxurious new Bacan cashmere cotton velvet. in a wide array of sumptuous colors.

Fortuny cashmere cotton velvet

Martyn Lawrence Ballard‘s new collection there was a tropical delight. Hand silkscreened in Los Angeles and printed on Belgian linen, they were like a breath of spring: Tropicana

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Tropicana

Bahia Bouquet

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Bahia Bouquet

and Rio.

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Rio

Pollack and Lori Weitzner showed in a beautiful Parisian apartment. The new Weave On collection focussed on inventive techniques inspired by the American tradition of hand-woven coverlets.

Pollack Weave On collection

One of my favorites was the signature pattern, Weave On.

Pollack Weave On

And Eliza shows the popularity of embroidery at the shows.

Pollack Eliza embroidered fabric

Lori Weitzner is brilliant at combining innovative concepts with completely artisanal methods, resulting in versatile and unusual products not like anything else. We will come back to visit with Lori sometime soon back in the States.

Lori Weitzner products

Lori Weitzner products

You may know Jeff Leatham as the artistic director at the Four Seasons George V , with his breathtaking floral arrangements, but he also crosses the divide to collaborate with other luxury brands, in this case with Tai Ping for his floral inspired Bloom Collection. Below, in the gorgeous flagship showroom, Tai Ping creative director Jean Pierre Tortil and Leatham present the collection.

Tai Ping Jeff Leatham collection

Inspired by Monet’s paintings of Giverny, Leatham’s modern romantic collection is tempered with his own bold approach to floral artistry.

Jeff Leatham Bloom collection for Tai Ping

8 thoughts on “New Collections at Paris Deco Off 2016

  1. Well! Extraordinary finds to get the creative juices going this morning. Wonderful. Thank you!

  2. Jim Thompson…since 1948….where DID he DISAPPEAR?? Everyone, I think, should try to have a piece of a Jim Thompson in their home. franki

  3. I have never seen my such beauty in my life!
    Would you please let me know where I can get information/samples of these exquisite fabrics and wallpaper.

    • Hello Dorothy – there are links to all the collections in the post. I don’t know where you live, but you could inquire regarding the closest design center near you.

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